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synonyms for tiptoe

  • cautious
  • creeping
  • sneaking
  • cautiously
  • quietly
  • stealthy
  • warily
See also synonyms for: tiptoed / tiptoeing / tiptoes
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She published a book on moral education and joined organizations dedicated to social purity, and while medicine tiptoed along a more scientific path, she went down another.
DETERMINED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE, TWO SISTERS DEFIED CONVENTIONSJANET GOLDENFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Instead, we’ve tiptoed around it, whispering and hanging back instead of getting on with the difficult work of defusing it.
DEMOCRACY SURVIVED, BARELYROBIN GIVHANJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
With a small packed bag, I tiptoed towards the door thinking that he was asleep.
UP FOR SALE: STORIES OF THREE INDIAN WOMEN WHO WERE TRAFFICKED AS BRIDESSREYA BANERJEAOCTOBER 3, 2020QUARTZ
Now, as the world tiptoes back toward normalcy, those who lost work will be applying to open positions in droves.
HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN YOUR RESUME GAP IN A COVID JOB MARKET?KRISTINE GILLSEPTEMBER 25, 2020FORTUNE
A lot of publishers, particularly business-facing publishers, are still tiptoeing around ticketing, said Hindman.
‘YOU HAVE TO INNOVATE ON THE VALUE’: THE DISPARATE STATE OF VIRTUAL EVENT TICKETINGLUCINDA SOUTHERNAUGUST 7, 2020DIGIDAY
He caught his breath, he paused, then stepped within on tiptoe, and the hush of four thousand years closed after him.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Again she raised herself tiptoe before me, and with a hand on each shoulder, she stood looking from her eyes into mine.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
The next summer Kari had grown so big and fat that I could not reach his back even when I stood on tiptoe.
KARI THE ELEPHANTDHAN GOPAL MUKERJI
They tried to make as little noise as possible, but though they walked on tiptoe, the sound echoed back to them dully.
THE ADVENTURE GIRLS AT K BAR OCLAIR BLANK
Mrs Bellingham went on tiptoe towards the door, and chiding herself because her stiff, weary limbs made some slight noise.
RUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
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WORDS RELATED TO TIPTOE

  • approach unnoticed
  • crawl on all fours
  • edge
  • glide
  • grovel
  • gumshoe
  • inch
  • insinuate
  • lurk
  • pussyfoot
  • scrabble
  • scramble
  • skulk
  • slink
  • slither
  • snake
  • sneak
  • squirm
  • steal
  • tiptoe
  • worm
  • wriggle
  • writhe
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